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July 22, 2011 @ 7:32 am
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Could The Bucs Select Pryor?

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Charlie Campbell

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Could the Bucs be interested in QB Terrelle Pryor? What level of draft pick would the team fork over for Pryor? Find out right here.
In 2009 the Tampa Bay Buccaneers put in a bid in the supplemental draft for defensive end Jeremy Jarmon. The Washington Redskins outbid the Bucs and other teams and Jarmon went to D.C. This year the Buccaneers could look to find a backup signal caller and developmental quarterback in the supplemental draft with Ohio State’s Terrelle Pryor.

Pryor is entering the supplemental draft after leaving Ohio State and a five game suspension that would have started the 2011 college football season. Pryor was at the center of a controversy and investigation into players receiving gifts and cash that violated NCAA rules. Pryor was alleged to have sold and traded game worn memorabilia. The infractions cost coach Jim Tressel his job as he resigned earlier this year.  

Last year Pryor completed 65 percent of his passes for 2,772 yards with 27 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Pryor also ran for 754 yards with an average of 5.6 yards per carry and four touchdowns. In his career he ran for 2,164 yards and 17 touchdowns while averaging 5.0 yards per carry. In his collegiate career he threw for 6,177 yards with 57 touchdowns, 26 interceptions and completed 61 percent of his passes.


Pryor has prototype size at 6-foot-5, 230-pounds. He has a strong arm and is a very good runner with the ball in his hands. At the NFL level Pryor will need to work on his accuracy and his pocket passing. Pryor will also have to be developed in understanding an NFL offense and reading an NFL defense. The mental and physical development that is needed for Pryor causes many in the league to believe that he grades out to be a mid-round or late-round pick, especially with the concerns about Pryor’s off the field decision making.

The Buccaneers are doing their due diligence and going through Pryor’s tape to access if they are willing to submit a bid on Pryor in the supplemental draft. Pewter Report believes that it would be unlikely that Tampa Bay would surrender anything more than a fifth-round pick. Their fourth-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles when the Bucs moved up in the fourth round to get tight end Luke Stocker.

Tampa Bay could look at Pryor as a developmental project behind starter Josh Freeman. After this season the Bucs are likely to lose backup quarterback Josh Johnson in free agency. His contract will be up and he wants the opportunity to compete to be a starter. The NFL lockout took away just about any chance the Bucs had at trading Johnson for a draft pick.

With Freeman in place as the franchise quarterback, the Buccaneers would like to develop some young backup signal callers that they can trade for draft picks in the future. They also like to use the backup quarterback in the wildcat to cause another wrinkle in the offense for defenses to guard against.

Adding Pryor would allow the Buccaneers to continue to use their wildcat portion of the offense with the backup quarterback. Pryor has a dual-threat skill set like Johnson. The Bucs drafted Johnson in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft, so Tampa Bay could possibly use a fifth-rounder for another developmental signal caller. Coming from San Diego, Johnson was a project as well.

There are a lot of similarities between Pryor and Johnson athletically. The Bucs could be getting another Johnson if they select Pryor in the supplemental draft.
Last modified on Friday, 22 July 2011 08:37
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    comeon gent's the bucs r to cheap to even try plus there are good qb's in the draft maybe not as good as him but there atleast some one you won't have to worry about when is he gonna messup!
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    That would be awesome!!!!! and Amazing!!!!!!! if the Bucs get Terrelle Pryor if i was them i would draft him because, like the writers and analyst are sayng the Bucs are going to lose Josh Johnson anyway so, hy not bring in Proyor to serve as Josh Freeman's back-up but i would not trade him or use him as trade bait because, he has the skills and the ability, awareness and quickness that reminds me of a young Michael Vick and if i wher the Bucs i would sign Marion Barber to serve as back-up runningback since they are going to lose Cadillac Willams in free agency and i would sign Linebacker Nick Barnett to serve as Barrett Ruud's replacement since he is going to leave in free agency and it doesnt look like he is going to re-sign with the Bucs and i would re-sign Davin Joseph to give Josh freeman some protection on the offensive line and i would upgrade the offensive line and i would not release or trade Aquib Talib because, he is way too talented to just give up on and release or trade and i doesnt look like the Bucs are going to do that anyway and finally i would throw all the rest of the 56 millions to Nnamdi Asomugha and sign him because tampa has the most money to spend in their salary cap and i know what Mark Dominik and Raheem Morris said they are not going to do that but they lied.
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    Why do we want to select a player that is not reaDY TO BE SELECTED IN THE ROOKIE UNDRAFTED LIST-i UNDERSTAND THAT qb FROM dELWARE IS AVAILABLE! i SAY HAVE tb SELECT 20 UNDRAfted rookies that could help the teaM, pLUS SIGN bUCS PLAYERS THEY NEED. pLUS GO AFTER THAT cb FROM oak OR nyj WOULD BE MY FIRST sELECTION IN THE VET FA MARKED WITH OVER 59 MILLION NDOLLARS AVAILABLE. i SAY cb-lb-wr-ot- IS MY FIRST vETERANS PLAYERS OUTSIDE THE BUCS PLAYERS. we will see THEY HAVE HAD ALL THESE MONTHS TO PREPAred. With the right combo of new aND VET TAMPA COULD GET BACK TO THE BIG DANCE-GO BUCS
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    He will not be there as a 5th round pick.
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    He is worth the pickup, go for it if you can get him:-)
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    Although I live in the Tampa Bay area, I am from near Pittsburgh and own a farmhouse in northeast Ohio so I tend to pay a little attention to Pitt, Penn State, Ohio State and even WVU. From Pryor's freshman year I thought the kid displayed unique ability to dominate a game. I'm no Mel Kiper, but he looked like a sure 2012 2nd round choice to me so giving up a low 5th would make a lot of sense to me. I don't know much about his character but the jersey for a tattoo trade seems like a youthful poor decision that we all have made. A QB with an ego? Is that a bad thing?
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    Most players in the draft want to go to a few handpicked teams but they rarely get their wish. Being a professional means playing for whoever drafts you and giving 100%. If Dominik & Morris feel like he can help this team and also maybe return a high draft pick 2 or 3 years down the road they should take him.
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    Buctebow, click on supplemental draft at: www.football.about.com/od/miscinformation/a/supplemental.htm
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    I don't really understand how the supplemental draft works, other than if you pick up a player in the fifth round, you give up a fifth round pick in the regular draft. Do teams mostly pass on "bidding" from round to round... I just don't understand how the process works?
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    Teams enter a bid, what round pick they would give up for a player. Team with the lowest bid wins.
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    I don't think he will be there at pick 20 in the 5th round. There are too many teams that aren't sure of the QBs picked in the regular draft who would take a chance on him. It's low risk with the new rookie wage scale. If the Bucs are doing due diligence, that should tell you something. What did he do? Sell a jersey with the sweat still in it? He's a big kid wth tons of athleticism, plus good numbers. He may also be smarter than we think. If you were a rookie QB and thought you had starter potential and had seen Josh Freeman play, would you want to play behind him?
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    Well you can't blame the kid for wanting to go somewhere he has a realistic chance of competing for the starting job within the next couple years. What kind of competitor would he be if he was okay with being a career backup? Even JJ is leaving the Bucs after this season because he isn't content to be a backup forever, so why would Pryor who is rated higher than JJ was coming out of college be any different? Not saying the Bucs should draft him but I have no problem with his competitive nature and wanting to start. How could anyone respect a player who rolls over like a dog and accepts that he'll never start?
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    The kid wants to have a chance to start somewhere he should have mentioned Washington, Az, and Seattle not Pittsburgh of all places. He doesn't want to start necessarily but to be on a good team or in his home town of Cleveland.
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    From the standpoint of the physical ability to play QB in the NFL I think Pryor will be okay. However, I don't want us to take him because I think he will be a poor leader. Even if you put the scandal at OSU aside along with the fact he's running from the problem, he doesn't seem to me to be very intelligent from the interviews I've seen with him. I think the other players in the locker room will be able to see right through him.
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    Headcase. Pass.
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    I was going to say I wanted this kid untill I heard his comments to this fellow poster, what a dummy!
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    I was going to say I wanted this kis untill I heard his comments to this fellow poster, what a dummy!
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    Pass
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    Pryor has come into my restaurant and talking to him i let him know i was a buc fan and thought about the possibility of him playing for us. He said that he didnt want to play for the bucs because hes not looking to be a backup so when the coaches are able to talk to players im sure he would tell the bucs the same thing so i dont see the bucs dropping any pics for someone that doesnt want to play for them. He did mention cleavand miami and even the steelers as places that appeal to him.
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    Jbrow1287, the Steelers appeal to him? He must think that he would start over Rothlisberger? LMAO! He should keep his big mouth shut because he'll be lucky to make most teams as the third QB!
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    Yea when he said steelers I wa thinking the same thing but I think it had more to do with it being his hometown. He did make some interesting comments on the steelers kind of being sick of big Ben but didn't get into specifics. He had a lot of confidence in himself he said the only real good quarterback onthe class was cam newton he seemed to think he was better than the rest and wants an opportunity to start
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    In which case he is going to be sorely disappointed IMO. Can't see him even competing for a starting position anytime soon.
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    well he won't see the field in Piitsburgh, but thx for your input on Pryor.
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